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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Gordon Battelle

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Gordon Battelle Marker
Inscription.  Methodist minister and educator Gordon Battelle was a delegate to state's first Constitutional Convention in 1861. Battelle was instrumental in the inclusion of free public education, but his efforts at gradual emancipation of slaves failed. In November of 1861, he became chaplain of the First (West) Virginia Infantry. He died of typhoid fever in 1862.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 40° 3.781′ N, 80° 43.411′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles south of 16th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Steamboat "Washington" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B & O Railroad (about 500 feet away); The Athenaeum (about 500 feet away); Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Station (about 500 feet away); Old Custom House (about 600 feet away); The First Campaign
Gordon Battelle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Gordon Battelle Marker
(about 600 feet away); Independence Hall (about 600 feet away); To The Defenders of the Union, (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Also see . . .  Gordon Battelle. (Submitted on November 9, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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